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St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride and City Walking Tour

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39 reviews

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

St. Mark's Basilica: Skip-the-Line Tour with Gondola Ride and City Walking Tour

Activity provider: Walks of Italy

From US$ 74.08 per person

Skip the long lines at St. Mark’s Basilica and explore the most important places in Venice on a guided tour that includes a picturesque gondola ride under the city canals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration options: 3 - 5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, French, Italian
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Short skirts
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • In cases of religious ceremonies access to St Mark's Basilica may not be permitted
  • In case of adverse weather or a change in tidal conditions, the length or route of the tour is subject to change
Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St. Mark’s Basilica with skip-the-line entry
  • Admire the basilica’s beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays
  • See the most iconic monuments and buildings around St. Mark's Square
  • Discover hidden gems and walk through picturesque squares and alleys
  • Go on a charming gondola ride and glide through Venice’s iconic canals
Full description
Discover the best of Venice on a walking tour with skip-the-line access to St. Mark’s Basilica. See impressive monuments, marvel at magnificent interiors, and explore the canals of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Meet your expert guide and step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays. Listen as your guide tells you the history and the special features of this architectural wonder. Admire the city's main monuments such as the Clock-Tower, Procuratie Vecchie, and the Bell Tower around St. Mark’s Square. Stroll through the famous Mercerie, one of the city’s main shopping districts. Walk past the famous Santa Maria Formosa square, the house of Marco Polo, The Church of San Giovanni and Paolo, and the Rialto Bridge with its traditional market. Wander through small alleys and discover picturesque squares where Venetians gather to socialize. Find hidden gems and learn interesting facts about the places you visit. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you along the canals and be fascinated by the hidden corners of Venice as seen from the water.
Includes
  • Saint Mark's Basilica entry ticket
  • Access to Doge's Palace
  • Access to New Prisons, Doge's Palace
  • Access to Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Access to Grand Canal
  • Access to Rialto Bridge
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Gondola
  • Access to Bridge of Sighs
  • Access to Pala d'Oro
  • Access to Piombi Prisons
  • Access to St. Mark’s Museum
  • Access to The Doge’s Apartments
  • Access to Pozzi Prisons
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto). Campo San Giacomo di Rialto is located just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    1.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The walking tour was postponed because of the flooding. But the gondola ride and Basilica tours were great. Wasn’t always clear where to meet for which part.

November 10, 2019

Not worth the money

The tour says it’s 4.5 hours, we were done in 2. The walking part was informative. The Gondola ride was 10 min with strangers. Not private. Overall it was just ok.

July 4, 2019

Fine

This finally went well but some are not really friendly but the guides were clear and friendly and if necessary more helpful than from the office itself.

June 5, 2019

Product ID: 397214

VA ID: 397214